popephred (268) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Produced a clear ale with an amber-orange body with no head (perhaps because of my pour and the cold temperature of the beer.) The aroma was a clean, crisp hops. First taste provided medium to heavy bitterness which lingered throughout the tasting. The overall body of the ale was clean, medium bodied with a bitter, metallic aftertaste which diminished quickly. The "rich malt middle" provided in the commercial description was not evident, though I have found that a pale ale’s malt notes develop as it reaches room temperature. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 11/07/1997hammerbeck (101) - Kentucky, USA - AUG 31, 2007
Source: Brewfest, Real Ale Festival
dark amber, pleasant floral hop aroma, sweet malt flavor, nice hop flavor, (styrian goldings single hop varietal)
amber, thin white head, sweet malt with pleasant fresh hop aroma, dry malt flavor, nice low bitterness leading to a bitter finish
Words: Charlie’s Ale House
boaring, but in context it was after the the 3F dark lord release
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
I’m not a huge fan of APAs, but this one is OK in my book. It doesn’t have the overwhelming, brutal, hoppy bitterness characteristic of the type, but it isn’t timid either. Well balanced and suitable for long evenings chatting with friends. Boutip (6374) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2007
Bottle: Poured a cloudy dark beige color ale with a medium foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of dry malt with some English hops. Taste is also dominated by some malt presence with a dry finish from what I believe are English hops. Body was quite full with some good carbonation. A bit too dry for my liking but very enjoyable nonetheless. Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2007
12oz bootle wife got for me in Wi. Aroma of sweet malt and spice. Dark golden body with off white head. Flavor has a spicey dryness but along with that you get a tolerable sweet juciy malt mix. Also some lemon citric acid in there as well. Complex beer but a decent one.
cheap (5857) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2007
When I pop the lid, I thought yeasty, but there is some choco aroma in there someplace. It pours looking like a dunkel weizen, light brownish and cloudy. Taste certainly has hop preservative in there. I also get a hint of chocolate passing thru to the taste. Hey this is not APA, it’s EPA! This is right there with other English Pale ales, on par with Ottos Mt. Nittany Pale Ale, Great Divide Denver Pale Ale and Spanish Peaks Black Dog Ale. estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2007
English hops and malt in the nose, golden body, small white head. Maybe EKG and Fuggles: herbal, grassy hops with a bit of fruitiness. Mild body, refreshing, nicely balanced, under-rated here. awwshiz (76) - USA - AUG 10, 2007
This beer gets max appearance because they have cool beer taps. If you’re in Chicagoland then you must have this beer shintriad (701) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2007
On tap. Strong notes of spice (nutmeg, ginger), actually reminded me of Vernor’s soda. Slightly grassy and hoppy as well, providing balance. Thin, but left nice lacing. Great stuff! BINGEBOT (240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2007
On tap at the Clarke Street Ale House. Amber in colour and hazy with a thin white head. Sweet taste with a hint of caramel, spices, nutmeg. Complex and quite nice.